My eyes were opened to photography in middle school. We built our own pinhole cameras and captured images on photographic paper. I loved the idea of being able to capture a single moment in time. From then on, I knew photography was going to be my creative outlet. Through the years, I had wonderful photography teachers to encourage my craft. My high school teacher taught me the basics as well as many advanced techniques. I learned how the correct composition of a picture could tell a story. My college teacher taught me alternative ways to process a photograph to express different emotions. In college, I also took classes such as geography, geology, meteorology, geography and oceanography that broadened and influenced my interest in the earth and eventually dramatically influenced my photography. Now my creative juices were flowing! Ten years of photo lab experience allowed me to understand all areas of photography, from exposing an image to framing the image for display. I capture images that show what I have learned about the earth that we inhabit. We have the ability to help or harm Mother Nature. With my photographs I hope to inspire the viewer to take a closer look at the environment around us. I hope you enjoy the samples of my work. Please feel free to contact me or comment on my images.

2005, Chris Hansen Photography